"No cuffs, no pleats...just pants"
We developed an image hosting service called allyoucanupload - please check it out and tell me what you think.
It's a front end to a brand spanking new storage system that we just built. We call the back end system "Haystack" and I can post on that later if people are interested. It's pretty neat. took a few months of hard core systems and operations engineering. much thanks go to Matt, Paul, Rodolphe, MKaz, and Jim. Haystack will soon serve hundreds of millions of Webshots member photos. (we have over 375,000,000)
But allyoucanupload is what this post is supposed to be about. We built it to test haystack and because it wasn't too much extra work, we built it to serve those people who want their pants with neither cuffs nor pleats. Credit goes to James Park, who joined us last year from start up HeyPix! with two of his friends. James is ably taking over Webshots product development and you'll see more stuff from James in our upcoming relaunch.
allyoucanupload doesn't have a lot of things - no albums, no photo streams, no profile page, no comments, no friends. It was built to do one thing very well - store and serve images (images right now).
As those of you who take and share digital photos, you may contribute to photo sharing sites like webshots and flick, but we know that you email them, you IM them, and you might post to your blog or myspace, livejournal, metafilter or other site.
do you really want to upload the same photo multiple times? we didn't either.
things allyoucanupload.com doesn't have:
- no registration required
- no ads on the pages seen by the uploader
- no limit on the size of the photos you can upload
- no limit on the total amount of images you can upload
please try it out. in our perf testing it tests muliple times faster than the competition (flickr,photobucket, imageshack). of course they have tons of usage, but so does webshots. we'd love to see some real world testing and feedback on the new service. all comments are welcome. we've got some ideas for additions but we thought we'd launch with just the basics.
oh yeah - here's a nice picture of some tulip petals by my wife to put some colour on this page.